Bachelor's Degree

Psychology (Part-Time)

Partner with expert faculty to complete your online, part-time psychology degree to prepare for graduate-level study or a career in a variety of fields.

Program Overview

Whether you have a personal interest in psychology, plan to go on for graduate studies, or want to prepare for a career in a variety of fields, you'll learn from leaders in the field who will impart a strong foundation and help you develop 21st century skills.

Online Program Options

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  • Minimum of 30 credits at Widener including 50% of the major credits
  • A GPA of 2.0 in the major
  • Students must earn a 'C' or better in all PSY courses
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 or better
  • Completion of writing enriched courses
  • A score of 5 on the writing sample within 18 months of graduation
  • Completion of MATH 111 or higher
  • Successfully complete all courses and requirements

Students will complete two courses (6 credits)—either two courses within one academic field or one course from two related fields.

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Supervision
  • Biology
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice
  • Political Science
  • Professional Writing
  • Sociology
  • Woman’s Studies

You may transfer up to 90 credits from accredited institutions. You must complete 30 credits to meet the residency requirement, and 50% or more of the major courses must be completed at Widener.

If you’ve ever thought about earning your master’s degree, take advantage of our accelerated graduate program options. Once admitted into the program, you will take up to 9 credits of graduate-level courses that will count towards both your undergraduate and graduate degrees. Complete your master’s degree in as little one year in one of the areas below:

You may apply once you reach 90 credits in your bachelor’s program or upon Associate Dean approval. A 3.0 cumulative GPA is required to apply.

Admissions Information

  • Complete your online application
  • Submit official transcripts from any high school, college, or trade school attended, if applicable
  • Submit proof of high school graduation or GED

Program Highlights

Here, you'll learn from expert leaders in the field who will provide a foundation for continued studies or a career in a variety of fields.

Expert Faculty

  • Online classroom climate includes real-world experience
  • Taught by leaders in the field

Professional Development

  • Provides strong foundation for graduate studies
  • Develop communication skills applicable in a variety of job settings
  • Senior research sequence and lab work enables versatility in the field of psychology
Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

Reach your career goals with courses that include experimental, professional and applied, and social and developmental psychology.

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

  • Mental health
  • Counseling
  • Corrections
  • Human resource management

Industry Growth

Employment of psychologists is projected to grow 14% from 2018 to 2028 – faster than the average for most occupations.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Take the Next Steps


Applying online is easy—and it's free! Have questions about your individual requirements? Request an in-person or virtual meeting with an admissions advisor for guidance prior to submitting your application.